Onyx Brass

Onyx Brass, a versatile quintet founded in 1993, prides itself in its dedication to modern composers, expanding the repertoire with new arrangements and commissions…..Dances from Rodeo, Copland’s 1942 wild west ballet (arr. Joseph Hollings) launch the disc with a swagger. The elegiac and moving Two Cairns by Stuart MacRae (b 1976) and Time to Time by Timothy Jackson (b 1972) – melancholy settings persuasively sung by Mark Stone………This is an eclectic ear-opener of a disc, virtuosically played.  

The Guardian on Time to Time, July 10, 2011

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